ISHRS Pro Bono Hair Restoration Foundation

Hair loss can have far reaching effects on a person's sense of self image and self esteem. When the loss of hair occurs because of disease or trauma the factors associated with such a hair loss process may produce particularly profound effect.

Recognizing that many of these people in the process of physical and emotional recovery may lack the resources for corrective hair restoration surgery, the ISHRS Pro Bono Foundation is proud to announce OPERATION RESTORE.

This program matches prospective hair loss patients with volunteer ISHRS physicians to obtain hair restoration services to help restore the physical and emotional wellness of the individual. The foundation will provide financial, travel, lodging, and medical assistance to eligible patients. The ISHRS Pro Bono Program was also featured in Association Forum Magazine.

Since 2004, the ISHRS Operation Restore program has donated almost $630,000 providing more than 65 surgeries to patients in need.

Operation Restore Case Studies

Operation Restore Press Releases


Please see the links below for the current application process.


Individual Donors

The ISHRS gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following individuals who have made monetary donations to Operation Restore, in the past two years. 

  • Cristiane Camara Alves
  • Kenneth Anderson, MD, FISHRS
  • Julieta P. Arambulo, MD
  • Marianella Arcelles, MD
  • Joseph Bourbonnais
  • Jonathan Ballon, MD, FISHRS
  • Alan J. Bauman, MD, FISHRS
  • Robert Bernstein, MD, FISHRS
  • Tejinder Bhatti, MCh
  • Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS
  • Luigi Catania, MD
  • Glenn Charles, DO
  • Marcio Crisostomo, MD, MS, FISHRS
  • Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS
  • Mark S. DiStefano Sr., MD, FISHRS
  • Vance W. Elliott, MD, FISHRS
  • Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
  • Vincenzo Gambino, MD, FISHRS
  • John D.N. Gillespie, MD, FISHRS
  • Joseph Greco, PhD
  • Sajal Halder, MS
  • James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
  • Barry H. Hendler, MD, DDS
  • Sungjoo Hwang, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Sharon Keene, MD, FISHRS
  • Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS
  • Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD
  • Bobby Limmer, MD, FISHRS
  • Mario Marzola, MBBS
  • Ricardo Mejia, MD
  • Osman T. Oguzoglu MD, FISHRS 
  • William Parsley, MD, FISHRS
  • Nicole Rogers, MD, FISHRS
  • Marwan Saifi, MD, FISHRS
  • Sara L. Salas, MD
  • Robert H. True, MD, MPH, FISHRS
  • Conradin von Albertini, MD
  • Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Sara Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS
  • Barry Weiss, MD
  • Ryan Welter, MD, PhD
  • Kenneth Williams Jr., DO, FISHRS
  • Thitiwat Wirarojratchakul, MD
  • Wen Yi Wu, MD, FISHRS
  • Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, FISHRS
  • Georgios Zontos, MD, MSc, PhD



ISHRS Surgeons Who Have Performed Cases

The ISHRS gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following physicians who have donated their surgical and medical services to Operation Restore.

  • Jennifer Alexander, MBBS
  • Alan J. Bauman, MD, FISHRS
  • Michael L. Beehner, MD, FISHRS
  • Glen Charles, DO
  • Jerry E. Cooley, MD
  • Paul C. Cotterill, MD, FISHRS
  • Mark S. Di Stefano, MD, FISHRS
  • Edwin S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS
  • Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD
  • Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
  • Nilofer Farjo, MBChB, FISHRS
  • James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS
  • Jerzy Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Margorzata Kolenda, MD, PhD, FISHRS
  • Matt L. Leavitt, DO
  • Bobby Limmer, MD, FISHRS
  • Jose Lorenzo, MD
  • E. Antonio Mangubat, MD
  • Melvin L. Mayer, MD, FISHRS
  • Paul McAndrews, MD, FISHRS
  • Daniel McGrath, DO
  • Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS
  • Robert Niedbalski, DO, FISHRS
  • Jae Pak, MD
  • William M. Parsley, MD, FISHRS
  • David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS
  • Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS
  • Rene Rodriguez, MD
  • Paul T. Rose, MD, JD, FISHRS
  • Marla Ross, MD
  • Daniel E. Rousso, MD, FISHRS
  • Tony Ruston, MD
  • Marie Schambach, MD
  • Asim I. Shahmalak, MBBS, FRCS
  • Ronald L. Shapiro, MD, FISHRS
  • Paul M. Straub, MD, FISHRS
  • Martin G. Unger, MD
  • Robin Unger, MD
  • James Vogel, MD, FISHRS
  • Michael W. Vories, MD
  • Franklin Weinstein, MD
  • Craig Ziering, DO, FISHRS
  • Michael Zufelt, DO, FISHRS

O.R. Logo

The Operation Restore logo is available for volunteer and donor use.



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